Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Groundbreaking Study Maps 'Insidious' (and Alarmingly Successful) Strategy of Anti-Choice Movement
A new report released Thursday details how American anti-choice activists have used their "insidious power" to chip away at reproductive rights, infiltrate the Trump administration, and advance "their fringe agenda" nationwide. "Their influence is outsized relative to the popularity of their fringe...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
'Keep Your Dogma Off My Healthcare!': Trump Empowers Nation's Doctors to Discriminate
Advocates for reproductive healthcare and LGBTQ rights came together on Thursday to condemn the creation of a new divisio n in the Trump administration's Department of Health and Human Services to assist healthcare providers who refuse to treat patients based on religious or moral convictions—a...
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Anti-Trump protest News
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Shortly After Trump's 'Shithole' Remarks, DHS Cuts Off Haitians From Seasonal Work Visas
Less than a week after President Donald Trump provoked international outrage by reportedly referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as" shithole " countries, the Department of Homeland Security is under fire for pushing the president's "racist anti-Haitian immigrant agenda" by...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Trump's #FakeNewsAwards Underscore His Hostility Toward Free Speech and Press
Highlighting President Donald Trump's general lack of support for the constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of speech and the press, the president's ever-evolving animosity toward the news media culminated in his #FakeNewsAwards , which he doled out on Wednesday night via the internet—as soon as the...
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
'We Are Sorry': American Expats in Switzerland Plan Anti-Trump Protest Ahead of Davos
Ahead of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting next week, American expats in Switzerland are planning a protest for Saturday, the one-year anniversary of U.S. President Donald Trump's inaguration, to say "we are sorry" for his administration's "efforts to undermine peace, human rights, and...
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Net neutrality protests News
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
22 States File Suit to 'Stop the FFC's Illegal Rollback of Net Neutrality'
A coalition of 22 state attorneys general came together on Tuesday to keep their promise to file a lawsuit challenging the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recent move to roll back net neutrality consumer protections. "The repeal of net neutrality would turn internet service providers into...
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President Donald Trump News
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Best at Winning Disapproval: Trump's First Year Breaks Record for Lowest Approval Rating Ever
After months of record lows, the final results are in: At 39 percent, President Donald Trump's average approval rating for his first year in office is lower than any other president in recorded history, according to Gallup polling. Trump's average is a full 10 points below that of President Bill...
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
'Presidency for Sale': Report Details Big-Buck Spending by Influence Seekers at Trump Properties
President Donald Trump's first year in office has been a "year of unprecedented conflicts of interest," according to a new report that documents how dozens of political candidates, foreign governments, interest groups, and other private entities have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars at the...
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Very Unpopular Trump Reportedly Thinks Extremely Popular Sanders Would Be 'Easy to Beat' in 2020
In spite of his record low approval ratings and a series of polls that peg him as the loser in the next presidential race, President Donald Trump reportedly believes that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—who is seen as a top challenger to Trump in 2020 and currently the most popular politician in the...
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Monday, January 15, 2018
U.S. Politicians and Public Criticized for 'Whitewashing' King's Legacy
As U.S. politicians across the political spectrum turn to social media to commemorate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national holiday celebrating his life, students of history, citing the civil rights leader's complex legacy, have issued a warning: "Don't fall for their scams." "Modern day...
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